Ruth Bader Gingburg, First Woman To Lie In State Capitol

Ginsburg will be the first woman and first Jewish person to ever lie in state at the Capitol, according to historical records. The civil rights activist Rosa Parks was the first woman to lie in honor, which is the designation for non-office-holding citizens and former office holders.

Former Vice President Joe Biden plans to pay respect Friday to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lies in state at the U.S. Capitol, the first woman ever to do so.

Pelosi’s office said earlier this week that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony is open to invited guests only.

A formal departure ceremony will then begin as Ginsburg’s casket leaves the Capitol around 12:30 p.m.

Following this tweet for live coverage via CBS Networks:

Rest in dissent. Rest in Power. Thank you for your bravery. Thank you for your courage.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks to the Northern Virginia Technology Council, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Reston, Va. She took part in what event organizers describe as a “fireside chat” with former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson. Olson served as solicitor general from 2001 to 2004 under President George W. Bush and is still a frequent advocate before the court. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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